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15 Weird Facts About Power Rangers That You Never Knew As A Kid 

CE Hudspeth
Updated July 20, 2020 37k votes 10k voters 1.8M views 15 items

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Growing up, many considered the Power Rangers the most epic group of crime fighters ever. To young minds, they were a group of remarkable heroes who gallantly handed out one world-saving whoopin' after another to evildoers. You watched the episodes so many times, you could answer trivia questions about each villain's backstory and each ranger’s personal life, but what about the stuff that slipped through the cracks of your awe? Watching as an adult, you realize there's a whole lot of stuff you didn’t notice -- stuff that’s often cringe-worthy and embarrassing. These are Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers facts and weird things that you may not have noticed when you were glued to the TV screen as a kid.
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The Black Ranger Was Missing a Finger
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You never noticed but he's 100% missing a digit. Fortunately it didn't stop him from dancing and throwing hands with putties on the regular.
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That One Time There Was a Random Kid Standing Next to a Megazord
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In the ninth episode of the show's first season, there's a shot of a Megazord with a random, unmentioned and unexplained Japanese kid just kinda standing there next to him. In subsequent shots, he's gone. Was this some kid who randomly wandered onto the set and into a shot? Did we hallucinate that?

Turns out -- as several of our Power Rangers-savvy Facebook fans pointed out -- the kid was actually part of the plot in the Japanese show Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, which Power Rangers re-used some of the Megazord battle footage from. So in this particular shot, the recycled footage happened to include this kid but the U.S. show never explained it, then just moved on.

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The Footage of Zordon Was Only Filmed Once
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The actor who played Zordon, David Fielding, said that they only recorded his face for a couple of hours, and he was done with his on screen time. The only thing he'd do from that point on is voice acting.
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The Original Mighty Morphin’ Yellow Ranger Wasn't Trini
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That's right, the first Yellow Ranger was actually played by a Latina actress, Audri Dubois, and she starred on the first episode. After filming the pilot, she asked for more money and was given the boot according to a TMZ interview with Walter Jones. Then we got Trini, who will always and forever be the only Yellow Ranger, ever.

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